Created on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:24
Pop legend Jimmy reveals that rock bad boys Led Zep were fans...
Notorious heavy rock bad boys Led Zeppelin have hidden a deep dark secret - they were fans of goody two shoes pop family The Osmonds!
Jimmy Osmond lifted the lid on how the legendary rock hell raisers love Crazy Horses and hanging out with the clean cut Mormon clan. And the 50 year old youngest member of the Osmonds also told Sunday Life about:
- * His astonishing 47 years in the music business, making his debut with the legendary Frank Sinatra
- * The return of The Osmonds who sold more than 100 million records to their most faithful fan market - the UK and Ireland; and
- * Why he doesn't mind being your Long Haired Lover from Liverpool, 41 years after the song was a smash hit.
Jimmy, in Belfast this Autumn with his brothers Merrill and Jay for their American Jukebox Show, revealed how his brothers socialised with the original "monsters of rock"
But the non-smoking, non-drinking dad of four said that the debauched English rockers - infamous for hotel orgies, mind-boggling bedroom antics, trashing hotels and throwing TVs off buildings - were "like family guys to us".
Said Jimmy: "We met Led Zeppelin because we used their sound system. We followed their tour. They were so nice!"
"They brought us back to their hotel and it was cool. They were just like family guys to us. "It was mostly my brothers who talked to them. I was very young at the time. But I was still there and it was quite amazing."
"It is also really cool for us to know that people from top groups like Led Zeppelin and other have raised their hands and said 'isn't that a great riff' or 'they really did have amazing musical talent' about us."
From: The Belfast Telegraph
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|January 09, 1944 - James Patrick Page was born in Heston, Middlesex|
|January 03, 1946 - John Baldwin was born in Sidcup, Kent|
|January 2, 1946 - Led Zeppelin Tour Manager Richard Cole was born in Kensal Rise, London, England|
|January 05, 1967 - Jimmy Page begins recording Little Games with the Yardbirds at De Lane Lea Studios in London.|
|January 17, 1969 - Led Zeppelin released in the US|
|January xx, 1970 - Led Zeppelin now play without support acts in order to perform longer sets|
|January 09, 1970 - Royal Albert Hall gig filmed and recorded for documentary that is eventually scraped. (But was recalled for 2003’s DVD)|
|January xx, 1971 - Recording continues at Headley Grange|
|January xx, 1972 - Page has a studio built into his home|
|January 02, 1973 - Plant’s car breaks down and Bonham and he barely make the Sheffield City Hall gig|
|January 22, 1973 - Led Zeppelin record a live gig at Southampton University|
|January xx, 1974 - Recording Physical Graffiti at Headley Grange|
|January xx, 1974 - The band resigns with Atlantic and forms their own label|
|January 03, 1975 - Jimmy breaks a finger at Victoria Station just a week before the European warm up shows|
|January 17, 1975 - The band rehearses in Minneapolis for the upcoming US tour. Bootleg "Johnny Kidd And The Pirates" evolves out of this rehearsal|
|January xx, 1976 - Jimmy contemplates the release of The Song Remains The Same film but, continues work on the soundtrack|
|January 01, 1976 - In Paris, Robert takes his first unaided steps since his car accident|
|January xx, 1977 - Rehearsals for US tour take place at Manticore Studios in Fulham|
|January 24, 1977 - Bonham and Plant watch The Damned perform at the Roxy in London|
|January xx, 1978 - Media still claims Led Zeppelin have broke up|
|January 21, 1979 - Robert Plant is now proud father to son Logan Romero|
|January xx, 1980 - Zeppelin donate Candy Store Rock to a benefit album to benefit children|
|January 31, 1995 - Jimmy Page escaped being knifed when a fan rushed the stage at a Page and Plant gig at Auburn Hills, Michigan. The fan was stopped by two security guards, who he knifed instead. After his arrest, he told police that he wanted to kill Jimmy Page because of the Satanic music he was playing. |